Man who stabbed ex-girlfriend 10 times has 'lavish' wedding in prison
After being sentenced to life in a maximum-security prison for slitting his ex-girlfriend's throat, David Ferguson, 45, has married fiancée Carol Nash in a "lavish" prison ceremony.
The wedding took place in the grounds of HMP Wakefield in West Yorks on Monday, August 24. The ceremony was conducted by a chaplain and included a buffet, flowers, and a wedding cake.
Ferguson and Nash became prison pen-pals in 2009, nine years after Ferguson's sentencing. In May 2013, Ferguson proposed to Nash and then spent more than two years planning the wedding.
The couple exchanged wedding rings at the ceremony attended by five guests, including members of both Ferguson's and Nash's families. They then enjoyed a buffet complete with non-alcoholic sparkling drinks.
Ferguson's friends type up his blog post's for him and put them online. On the blog, Ferguson wrote about the obstacles he went through in planning the wedding. The blog reads:
"Most of my time was taken up with battling against the prison to have the arrangements for Carol's and my wedding put in place. To say that the prison's management team were as obstructional as they possibly could be is an understatement."
In previous posts, Ferguson has called Nash his "beautiful partner" and said that the two are "blissfully happy." He wrote:
"Prison can never be an ideal setting for such a special event but making our commitment to each other official is what matters to us."
In June, Ferguson wrote about the planning process of putting together a wedding in prison. He wrote:
"Carol and I are busy making plans for our wedding. Chief of which is sorting out the costs. Once we've paid the fees it has to happen within 21 days. Being in prison we are limited as to how far we can go with plans. We are limited to just five guests, including the two witnesses. Even so I want Carol to have a nice dress for the day and our wedding rings to be special."
Nash did wear a dress for the wedding ceremony.
During Ferguson's 2000 trial, he was accused of being "obsessed" with rape and murder. He snuck into 33-year-old Susan Kent's home in 1999. He handcuffed her to the bed and sexually assaulted her before slitting her throat and stabbing her 10 times.
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